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Schools using ApplyTexas will have specific guidelines for how many of the following essays are required, if any. Some schools are also on the Common App, so you may respond to those prompts instead in that case.
Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?
Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.
You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?
(specific to majors in architecture, art history, design, studio art, visual art studies/art education): Personal interaction with objects, images and spaces can be so powerful as to change the way one thinks about particular issues or topics. For your intended area of study (architecture, art history, design, studio art, visual art studies/art education), describe an experience where instruction in that area or your personal interaction with an object, image or space effected this type of change in your thinking. What did you do to act upon your new thinking and what have you done to prepare yourself for further study in this area?